Milner, Ian Frank George, 1911-1991

Son of Frank Milner, Rector of Waitaki Boys' High School. After graduating from Canterbury, Milner went to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Lectured at the University of Melbourne 1940-1944, then served in Australian External Affairs. An Australian Royal Commission into Espionage in 1955 implied that Milner, a communist, had handed classified information to the Russian government. After briefly working for the UN Secretariat Milner became a lecturer in English at Charles University in Prague in 1951. In 1971 he returned for a year as a visiting professor of English at the University of Otago and revisited in the early 1980s to research a biography of his father. Milner, with his wife, Jarmila, translated modern Czech poetry and had 10 books published. Milner was interested in New Zealand literary affairs and corresponded with New Zealand writers and academics. He died in Prague.

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Date: 2017-2018 From: Lenihan, Denis Michael, 1937-2020: Research papers relating to Paddy Costello and Ian Milner Ref: MS-Papers-12342 Description: Folder comprises two sets of papers. The first is printouts (64 single-sided sheets) of photographs of parts of MI5 files on Ian Milner, covering the period ...
Date: 1965-2001 From: Curnow, Thomas Allen Monro, 1911-2001 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8696-06 Description: Contains letters from: Mike Doyle, 21 May 1965, Holly Stevens (USA) ca, Dec 1966-Jan 1967, Roy Basler, Library of Congress, USA, 10 Feb 1970, letter from Cur...
Date: 1979-1980 From: Curnow, Thomas Allen Monro, 1911-2001 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-2402-44 Description: Inward and outward corresponence; identified persons entered under Name below. Also includes correspondence with Dick and Betty, Epsom, Auckland; letters fro...
Date: 1950, 1974 From: Curnow, Thomas Allen Monro, 1911-2001 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-2402-26 Description: Comprises letters from Terry Sturm, Tony Curnow (Geneva), Wystan Curnow, A H & A W Reed Publishers, Tim Curnow, grandchildren, C K Stead, Denis Glover, Dougl...
Date: 1937-1991 By: Milner, Ian Frank George, 1911-1991 Ref: MS-Group-0164 Description: Includes correspondence with New Zealand writers, academics and politicians, 1952-1991, autobiographical writings, notes for a biography of Frank Milner (his...
Date: [1970-1995] From: Edmond, Lauris Dorothy, 1924-2000 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-5171-34 Description: Contains undated correspondence from various people. Identified persons entered under Name; also includes letters, cards and postcards from Clive, Deirdre [?...
Date: [1979-1984] From: Curnow, Thomas Allen Monro, 1911-2001 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-2402-56 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s). Finding Aids: Inventory available.
Date: 1984 By: Simova, J, active 1984; Milner, Ian Frank George, 1911-1991 Ref: Curios-029-045 Description: The obverse bears of profile portrait of the Czech writer Jan Neruda (1834-1891). The reverse bears the text "150 vyroci narozeni Jana Nerudy 1834-1984" and ...
Date: 1967 By: Lukesova, J, active 1960s Ref: Curios-029-044 Description: The obverse bears of profile portrait of the Czech poet Petr Bezruc, whose work "Silesian songs" was translated by Ian Milner. The reverse is inscribed with ...
Date: 1948-1980 By: Rhodes, Harold Winston, 1905-1987 Ref: MS-Papers-0424 Description: The bulk of the collection relates to Rewi Alley and includes correspondence, literary works, including `Gung Ho', other poetry and prose and private diaries...
Date: 1932-1980 By: Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter (Professor), 1911-1981 Ref: MS-Papers-2377 Description: Predominantly letters to Bennett from James Bertram, Charles Brasch and Ian Milner starting from their university days in New Zealand, and concerned with the...
Date: 1984-1990 From: McNeish, James Henry Peter, 1931-2016: Papers Ref: MS-Papers-7811-150 Description: Letters from James and Jean Bertram and Ian Milner. Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1933 From: McNeish, James Henry Peter, 1931-2016: Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8154-083 Description: Copies of letters from Ian Milner to James Bertram. Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1961-1987 From: Davin, Daniel Marcus, 1913-1990 : Literary papers Ref: MS-Papers-5079-037 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s). Physical Description: Mss and typescripts
Date: 1917-2003 From: McNeish, James Henry Peter, 1931-2016: Papers Ref: Series-3761 Description: Correspondence, notes, drafts and other papers connected with McNeish's research and writing of his boook `The Dance of the peacocks'. Most of the material c...
Date: 1934-1950 From: Milner, Frank, 1875-1944 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0051-076 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1933-1977 From: Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter (Professor), 1911-1981 : Correspondence and papers Ref: MS-Papers-2377-16 Description: From Christchurch 1933 but mostly from Prague, 1962-1968. Also `Philogica Pragensia' A19, no 3, 1976. Bibliography of published work of Milner Quantity: 1 f...
Date: 1934 From: McNeish, James Henry Peter, 1931-2016: Papers Ref: MS-Papers-8154-084 Description: Copies of letters from Ian Milner to James Bertram. Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1989 From: Edmond, Lauris Dorothy, 1924-2000 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-5171-24 Description: Identified persons entered under Name; also includes letters, photographs and poems from Hubert Witheford, letter from Elizabeth of Brunswick, Victoria, Aust...
Date: 1934-1936 From: Bertram, James, 1910-1993 : Papers of James and Jean Bertram Ref: MS-Papers-6617-1 Description: Letters written by Bertram to his mother and other unidentified correspondents, from Oxford and London, Jan-Jun 1934, onboard a ship off Copenhagen bound for...